Auteur: Thomas, Edith
Titel: The Women Incendiaries
`The Women Incendiaries' tells the often overlooked story of the crucial role played by women during the Paris Commune of 1871, one of history's most important experiments in working-class democracy. Women played a courageous role in defending the Commune, while at the same time challenging the limitations placed on women in French society. Louise Michel was one of them. Facing trial after her arrest, Michel told the court, "Since it seems that every heart that beats for freedom has no right to anything but a little slug of lead, I demand my share. if you let me live, I shall never cease to cry for vengeance." Michel was sentenced to exile for her role in the Commune. But she was not forgotten. When she finally retruned in November 1880 to Paris, ten thousand workers greeted her at the train station.
2007, 274 pag., Euro 15,95
Haymarket Books, Chicago, ISBN 9781931859462
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